Flake: No greater offense than honesty in today’s Republican Party

By  Stefani Reynolds | The Hill

Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is calling out GOP lawmakers for their plan to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) from the party’s leadership in the House, arguing that “today there is no greater offense than honesty” among Republicans.

“On Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will most likely lose her leadership post within the House Republican Conference, not because she has been untruthful. Rather, she will lose her position because she is refusing to play her assigned role in propagating the ‘big lie’ that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” Flake wrote in an op-ed published in The Washington Post. 

“Cheney is more dedicated to the long-term health of our constitutional system than she is to assuaging the former president’s shattered ego, and for her integrity she may well pay with her career,” he continued.

Flake added: “No, this is not the plot of a movie set in an asylum,” but rather “your contemporary Republican Party, where today there is no greater offense than honesty.”

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